Class D

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A class DZ license will allow you to operate and drive straight or articulated trucks to transport goods and materials. You will be responsible for ensuring the safety and security of cargo, and must have good communication skills to receive and relay information to a centralized dispatcher.

A career as a commercial driver can offer you stable employment and can provide long-term financial security.

What can I drive with this Licence?

Operator with this license may operate any truck or motor vehicle combination exceeding 11,000 kg provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kg, and may also operate class G vehicles.

What Does this Course Cover?

  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Airbrakes Practical and Safety Inspections
  • Defensive Driving
  • Route Planning
  • Cargo/ Load Security
  • Regulatory and legal requirements in Canada and the US
  • Highway Training
  • Turns, Backing, Shifting
  • Safety Requirements
  • Emergency Procedures

How long is the course and what does it cost?

Depending on your experience (or lack of experience) you can register for a combination of training programs that suit your needs.

Each Driving Lesson is scheduled for 1 Full Hour.

Topics covered during training include Vehicle Inspections, On the Road Training and Yard Work and Safety Procedures.

*Note: Training for this D Class program is completed on a truck equipped with airbrakes.  Students interested in completing our D class course will be required to also enrol in their Z (Airbrake Endorsement)  training in order to challenge the MTO’s D Class Road Test.

For more info on the Z Airbrake Course please visit:

Lessons can be scheduled 7 days a week,  from 8am-10pm.

18 Hours D Class Training + 16 Hours Z Training + Road Test Scheduling, and Vehicle for Road Test$2258.99 Tax Included
Additional Hour (One on One) Training$113.00 Tax Included
Extra Road Test$339.00 Tax Included
Air Brake Z Endorsement + Retest if Required$349.00 Tax Included

What will I graduate with?

Upon successfully completing a Road Test with the MTO (Ministry of Transportation Ontario) Students will receive an Ontario DZ Driver’s License.

What do I need before I can begin?

  • Valid Ontario Class ‘G’ License or higher
  • Knowledge verification of Rules of the Road and Signs. Handbook and materials provided to help in passing the knowledge tests.
  • MTO approved Medical Form completed

How do I register for this course?

You may register in Person, over the Phone, or Online:

Upon registration students will receive a confirmation email confirming enrolment and username and password to access our online portal to manage schedule and payment.

Can I get a job after I complete this program?

Commercial DZ Drivers fill a number of very important jobs within all cities including but not limited to: Fire-Truck Drivers, Waste Removal, Transporting materials to and from Construction sites, Local Delivery Trucks, Dump Truck Drivers, and many more!

Below are a few places you might consider when beginning your search on this new career path:
The Miller Group
GFL Careers

Is financial assistance available for this course?

There are several financing options that might be available to you.
Please visit our Financial Help for more info.

TTDS - Windsor

11559 County Rd 42, Tecumseh, ON Canada


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